Rebellion (Premiant) - Bear Republic Brewing Co.
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2.88/5 rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
Had on-tap at Bear Republic in Healdsburg. Each of the Rebellion series uses a different hop, and it seems most of the reviews have been conflated under one entry. This is clearly wrong.
Pours a hazed golden hue with a solid body. Head is white and relatively full, collapsing pretty quickly to a solid if forgettable ring. Lace is patchy and intricate.
Not much on the nose, unfortunately. Sweaty, with a slight bready grain character. Some funky, earthy, but ultimately flaccid hops. It gives the impression of a wet Chux wipe that's been left out unrinsed for a day. Eh.
Light leafy freshness on the entry of the palate, noticeably more herbal and more pleasant than the aroma. Some honey comes through to give sweetness, along with a light bitterness on the finish. This means the sweetness doesn't cloy at least.
Feel is crisp and bright enough for the style.
Overall, though, this seems like a pointless beer, using a pointless hop. According to my research Premiant is like a "high-alpha version of Saaz with less aromatics"? Why would anyone want that?
Serving type: on-tap
07-18-2012 04:35:57 | More by lacqueredmouse
Rebellion (Premiant) from Bear Republic Brewing Co.
- out of 100 based on 2 ratings.